Expect a very scenic race with some of the most breathtaking views available of any marathon course. You will run along the shores of Lake Michigan several times throughout the course. You will enjoy more views of Lake Michigan than in past years.
The Marathon and Half Marathon are out and back courses beginning at the north side of the bridge (100 Michigan Ave) in the beautiful downtown area of Charlevoix. The course will wind through fantastic residential tree lined neighborhoods for over 3.5 miles then onto the bike trail at Waller and US31. The course is primarily flat, fast, shaded for the most part with some inclines. The finish line will close at 1:00 PM. Anyone finishing after this time (5.5 hours for the Marathon) will received an official finish time. You will finish on the sidewalk.
There will be a misting station on the course at the 10K turn, at the Corner of Waller and Old Orchard- A great way to cool off!!!